Side by Side – Somerset

Side by Side is an Alzheimer’s Society service which helps people with dementia to keep doing the things they love with the support of a volunteer.

Their free one-to-one support makes it easier for people with dementia, who might sometimes feel isolated or find it difficult to leave their homes, remain active and feel part of their local community.

By doing things like going for a walk, to a football match, or joining a local class together, volunteers can support people with dementia to take up hobbies and get out and about. Or, they might simply visit them at home for a cup of tea and a chat. What they do together is entirely based on what the person with dementia wants.

Telephone Support is also available. Our Side by Side volunteers can call regularly for a chat.

Volunteers needed: From a chat or a cuppa, to joining an art class together, being a Side by Side volunteer is a flexible way to volunteer your time and helps people with dementia to keep doing the things we take for granted.

 

For more information on this service, please contact Joan Evans from Alzheimer’s Society on 01458 251 541 or joan.evans@alzheimers.org.uk

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